Santa Barbara Murder Defense Attorney
Understanding the Implications of a Murder Charge
Murder is a felony offense that carries with it some of the most severe consequences administered under the court of law. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you could be facing a life sentence or even the death penalty. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we strongly believe in the Constitutional principle that any individual accused of a crime, no matter what crime that may be, is innocent unless proven otherwise. We know that prosecutors, law enforcement, judges, and juries often take a severe and unforgiving attitude towards those accused of murder. Our highly experienced legal team will work harder than any other firm to ensure that you receive a fair and unbiased trial.
Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience defending clients against all types of felony charges and violent crime convictions. During our many years of service to protecting the rights of those severely disadvantaged by the criminal justice system, we have handled over 40 homicide cases. Our attorney Mark Lessem gained national media attention for successfully defending the maid of a murdered Hollywood executive in a quadruple homicide death penalty case. We do not practice criminal defense just to make a living. We practice this area of the law because we truly want to help and do something positive for those in need.
If you have been accused of murder or if you were implicated in a homicide, you should not hesitate to speak to a Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney from our firm.